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>> senior adviser steven miller echoed mr. trump denouncing comments made by former chief strategist steve bannon in fire and fury. >> it's tragic and unfortunate that steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously vindictive. >> bannon released this statement saying his support is unwavering for the president, and his agenda. >> on twitter, the president called the author, michael wolf, a total loser, and bannon begged for his job. now sloppy steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. in an interview this morning with the bbc, wolf stand by the content of his book and believes its revelations could ultimately harm the trump presidency. >> the story that i have told seems to present this presidency in such
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can't do this job, the emperor has no clothes. suddenly, everyone where, people are going, oh, my god, it's true. he has no clothes. that's the background to, to the perception and the understanding that we'll finally end this perez den presidency. the controversy comes amid the president's request for $18 billion to build a border wall with mexico. >> we want the wall. >> he is facing resistance from democrats. >> dream act now. >> who want the status of undocumented children addressed first. >> we will build a great wall along the southern border. and mexico will pay for the wall. top democrat nancy plesy called the $18 billion in funding alarming. and urged party members to speak out. since the trump administration ended daca, deferred action for childhood arrivals program, democratic leaders have been negotiating additiona
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security measures as a way of passing the dream act, a more permanent solution. in a statement, senate minlt whip said the border wall demand is outrageous and makes government shutdown more likely. adding the white house was putting its entire wish list of hard line anti-immigrant bills on the backs of these young people. senator bernie sanders. >> 77% of the american people in a recent poll suggested that they wanted to see legal status for the young people. the american people in fact do not want to spend billions of dollars on a wall. >> republican senator tom cotton. >> if the democrats want to shut down the government because they can't get amnesty for illegal immigrants, then, they're going to have to defend those actions to the american people. >> president trump monday speaks to farmers in nashville before flying down to atlanta, to attend the college championship football game between alabama and georgia. the president also delayed his
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said because of unexpected interest. elaine. >> errol, thank you.
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states that have legalized marijuana are under a cloud of confusion. now that the justice department has done an about face on the plant. attorney general jeff sessions ended the obama era policy of hand off when it comes to marijuana. sessions calls marijuana use a serious crime that could be prosecuted under federal law. barry peterson has a look. >> reporter: a seen of marijuana's growing acceptance. during the drug wars, in the 1980s and 90s, stoners were afraid of cops. but at this workshop held in sacramento, volunteers are showing law enforcement, what it looks like when they're too high
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difference when you have the marijuana or take ibuprofen. >> it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana but no definitive roadside test for impairment, ♪ ♪ breathalyzer for alcohol. so an arrest is often a cop's judgment call. and, one of the policemen. >> some of the things i would look for, some of the things that our test subjects showed, which is, you know, difficulty following my instructions ai gave them. short term memory loss, consistent end with marijuana. >> legal marijuana, results we're not sure of yet. >> this attorney started the program in colorado, when pot for recreational use became legal. but now, what he learned in colorado is being tault in other states. like, california. where legal recreational pot went on sale last week. >> we
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lawfully doing something, be arrested, when they aren't impaired. >> we don't want them driving on the road either? >> we don't want them driving on the road. >> little over five years ago, colorado voted for what was called the great experiment. legal recreational pot. it was the first state where recreational pot went on sale with long lines and 2014. colorado's experience, still drives the national debate. recreational pot its now legal in eight states, plugs d.c. 21 additional states, now allow marijuana, for medical use. you might think by now the debate over marijuana, good or bad would be diminishing. not so. even as more states are allowing marijuana, opponents now think they have their best chance ever of shutting all of this down. this past week, attorney general, jeff sessions, told the nation's u.s. attorneys, they're free to prosecute those
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pot in states even where it is legal. a reversal of the policy under president obama. it is unclear who if any u.s. attorneys will change their hand off attitude about legal marijuana. and, sessions drew angry fire from his own party, including colorado's republican senator, cory gardner who said, sessions went back on a promise to leave colorado's legalized pot business alone. >> this is about a decision by the state of colorado and we were told that states rights would be protected. >> the sessions move has given encouragement to anti-marijuana groups who are putting up billboards in colorado. the state is not better off with legal pot says seven sebet president of the bipartisan group, smart approaches to marijuana which supports a decrease in marijuana use. >> we are reintroducing new big tobacco of our time. big marijuana with the promotions they're putting
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there. >> sebet and others point to an increase in pot related duis and traffic fatalities. but, state officials warn that, it's too soon to know if that its a trend or just better reporting by police. and, sebet says lobbyists want spot so pervasive you could even smoke it in restaurants. >> we haven't had smoking in restaurants in 30, 40 years. >> i've dent know any body lobbying for smoking in restaurants. denver, colorado ordinance, talking about you can smoke. >> happy to introduce you to the d.c. lobbyists that have that on their list. >> they're not doing it here. i live here. >> well, there are people that are advocating for that. >> and in this heat deed bait, use by teenagers may be the hottest hot button issue. in a letter to colorado's governor last year a. toern general sessions cited a federal study showing marijuana use by young people in the sta
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in 2014. but that same study continued to track use through 2016, and eventually showed a decline of 13.5%. in colorado, particularly, we work well across the aisle. >> colorado attorney jen ram cynthia kauffman, also a republican, owe posed recreational pot. but thinks a shutdown by sessions is ate bad idea. >> i look at this as the a state's right issue. coloradans hatch made the choice to legalize marijuana. i would not support the federal government come offing in and reversing that decision for us. >> she says, there are problems. a black market still exists, and pot gets illegally shipped across state lines. >> so, i would say, we are some where in, in between -- great
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and, we're laining towards success. >> and by any financial measure, marijuana in america -- has become a roaring success. the legal cannabis industry projected to reach $10.8 billion in sale this year. more than the sales of ice cream, or baby diapers. nd pot could provide as many as 177,000 jobs. more than double the number of jobs in the coal in dus treech. and judging by this pot trade show in oakland, california, there are a lot more jobs to come. in areas outside of pot. like what nick denacola sells, insurance. >> anything standard business would need. we specialize in the cannabis base. >> this is insurance general motors buys? >> yes. she co-founded
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online matching of patients with medical resources. her personal story its about an addiction to opioids, she ended by switching to marijuana. >> for a country that seems gripped in what we call the opioid epidemic, what its the lesson here? >> so the lesson here is that, this its a viable alternative. to an enormous problem that is gripping our entire country. it worked for me. and you could stay it is anecdotal. yet we are hearing from these people every day. this is changed my life. >> here again, what could be another lesson to learn from colorado. where opioid use has fallen since legal recreational pot was allowed. bultd experts say, those numbers need more research. and someday, haley tugas might be one of those mare na researchers. sheaf took california amy first ever college course in marijuana. tault at
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california, davis. >> a doesology glass class you needed upper division for prewreck ri sit. >> among discussions marijuana's potential to ease pain. >> what would we lose in terms of medical potential if marijuana was banned? >> i think we would really be doing an injustice to a lot of patients. >> but without extensive research. a lot of pot's value remains more of a hopeful perception. other perceptions in colorado, are true. yes, there really are more pot shops than starbucks. some are not. it is against the law to smoke pot in public. and rarely do you see some one doing that. and some perceptions are worth noting. colorado, attorney general kauffman, who says -- the people have spoken. >> do you think that they will come when coloradol
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done with marijuana legalization? >> i've don't know. i don't see that happening. i think, probably more people would street for -- for legalization if they've had that opportunity. >> now than last time. >> now than last time.
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away last week. rick haw. >> it was the music factory that produced hits from wilson picket. >> one, two, three. >> aretha franklin. ♪ you're no good >> and eta james. ♪ i'd rather be blind boy >> reporter: fame studios founded in the 1950s by rick hall gave birth to a new sound for rock 'n' roll. named for the small northern alabama town where fame is still located. muscle shoals. >> i heard entertainers and producers tell me we got some kind of sound here they can't get anywhere else. they have to come here. it's that sold, deep, down, into your stomach, coming up out of your gut, coming up out of your heart, that's that muscle shoals sound. >> wreck hall died this week at the age of 85. cbs's m
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fame's studios with hall last year. >> why muscle shoals? >> well i couldn't get a gig in new york city, couldn't get a gig in memphis, tennessee. couldn't get a gig in nashville tennessee which is 120 miles up the road. and, so i said, well, i'm going to build myself a studio and cut some hit records. >> hall's muscle shoals sound often teamed white session musicians with black singers. all while recording in the still segregated deep south. >> while george wall as was making a statement of, of -- segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever. i was in this studio, and muscle shoals, cutting a round of 1,000 dancers on wilson peck it. >> in 1968, hall gave dwayne alman a shot using him on wilson picket's version of hey jude. ♪ ♪ he
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♪ don't make it bad ♪ the muscle shoals sound spread as mothers opened studios in the area. with acts like the rolling stones. >> what's your name? little girl ♪ >> leonard skinard. >> and paul simon. all recording hits in northern alabama. in 2015, we visited fame studios. with singer songwriter, jason isbell where he recorded something more than free. ♪ you were singing that night by yourself ♪ >> isbell who grew up a few miles from muscle shoals, has deep connections to the studio. and to rick hall. >> what does it mean to you to come here? >> a really big deal. i mean the gateway to everything we wanted to do. >> reporter: after hearing of hall's death, isbell tweeted. rick hall and his
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business. and nobody in the industry ever worked harder than rick.
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now with the story of an amazing teacher he found on the road. >> reporter: a good teacher will do almost anything for a student. >> we are good so far. >> few have gone so far as donna hogland, in palm beep gardens, florida. it all started when donna notice aid change in one of her 4th graders, troy volk. >> it did affect his morning behavior. he was shut down at times. >> she suspected there was a reason. >> she suspected something going on. so she asked me if anything had changed at home. >> this is troy's mother. anna. she told donna the truth. that for the past year she has been in stage five kidney failure. >> she has severe pain aos
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type, the odds of finding a kidney donor are slim. >> when my parents told me about the kidney failing stuff i was getting a little down. >> what was your worst fear? >> my mom not gegd a kiddie never. >> as you can see troy tried to keep a brave front. fortunately he found a friend in donna. >> i really just hate it. >> i know, buddy. >> she has been there for him, every step of the way. >> to think what he must go through, seeing his mom, being sick all the time. that's not fair. >> and you felt like you could fix that. >> i can. >> turns out, donna has the same rare blood type. so, unbeknownst to troy's family she spent months researching how to become a kidney donor. then called up anna heta for the best parent teacher conference of all time. >> i'm like what are
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abut? she turns around and she is like, we're a match. >> how do you say thank you? >> you can't. you really can't. >> the transplant happened over christmas break. and today everyone is doing well. donor, recipient, and the boy they both cherish. >> the one thing i love about my mom's kidney transplant. >> what's that? >> is that we all got a gift. the same gift. it's not a gift that can be wrapped in a present. it's like a miracle, a perfect match is a miracle. >> of course the other miracle its donna. and teachers like her. >> what's up? >> who love our children as their own. >> here's for mommy's new kidney. >> they don't all give up their kidneys. but make no mistake, teachers save us parents every day. steve hartman on the road in palm beach gardens, florida. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of y
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little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast centser in new york city, i'm elaine quijano. record breaking cold. temperatures hit historic lows. in boston, it hasn't been this frigid on this day since 1896. for millions, more ice and snow on the way monday. >> feels like nails going into your skin when walking night. >> tonight. president trump returns from his weekend retreat. bashing a new book that raised question as but his mental fitness. >> the metoo movement takes center stage at hollywood's golden globe awards. the one color everyone will be wearing? >> a quarterback makes nfl playoff history. throwing a touchdown pass to himself. and she invented an app of
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kindness. it helps schoolkids who feel bullied and rejected find lunch buddies. >> using my story to help others has given me strength and confidence i never knew that i had. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. for millions living up and down the east coast, the deadly arctic blast that burst walter pipes and snarled travel is coming to a close. this morning, the temperature is finally rising. but bringing with it snow, slaelt and -- sleet and freezing rain. we'll have your forecast in a minute. minus three in atlantic city, new jersey. breaking the record set on this day in 1884. minus 10 in hartford, couldn't couldn't, where it hasn't been this cold since 1912. >> negative 9 in worcester, massachusetts. shattering the record set in 1942. boston hit two below zero the coldest january 7th since 1896.
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meg oliver has more on the big chill. >> days after a massive snowstorm, stinging temperatures continued sunday from south carolina to maine. >> no one anticipated it would get this cold and stay this cold this long. >> new york city issued a code blue for the homeless. shelters are open to anyone in need. they added 450 new beds. ceo of new york city rescue mission, craig mays. >> it has really been very demanding on us. then you think of those we serve how, it is a matter of life and death literally for them on the streets. >> reporter: airlines resumed flights after thousands of cancellations. but a water main break at jfk sunday create at nother mess. in dorcester, fires burst from a home in a block of ice. fire fighters frosted over during the fight. in the nation's capital, power outages and ruptured pipes are delaying the start of classes monday at howard university for
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>> the so you don't want students to go there, start freezing. take as the way from the learning environment. >> reporter: the clean-up could take days in some areas. in boston, a major obstacle are streets that turned into rivers full of floating ice chunks. >> with gusts of wind more than 100 miles an hour, new hampshire's mount washington was the coldest place in the country on saturday. >> right now we are up to about, 14 degrees below zero. with a 55 below wind chill outside. really cold. instead of bone chilling cold, out there, on the summit this morning. >> reporter: here in new york city, today, the low was a bitter 5 degrees. but the wind chill felt like minus 4. on monday, things are looking up. the temperature its expected to climb above freezing. elaine. >> meg, thank you. for more on the frigid weather we turn to meteorologist pamela gardner of our cbs boston station, wbz.
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elaine, record cold once again for the sunday morning burlington, vermont, 20 below zero. in boston, we tied the record which was 2 below. and forecast highs for monday, little milder. we'll have high temperatures finally above freezing from showing to minneapolis, philly right on the dot, freezing. boston, high of 35. and, more warmth, building across the south. the jet stream will retreat farther to the north as we get towards the second half of the workweek. that means milder temperature thousands, running 10 to 20 degrees above average. have to get through a winter weather advisory. across the midwest and ohio valley, that any where from st. louis, indianapolis, pittsburgh, philly, you have advisory through monday. talking snow, ice, freezing rain, and, also some rain farther to the stout. but the wintry mess here, that will move across, the midsection of the country through monday evening. so, about a quarter inch of ice accumulation can be expected
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across louisville, charlotte, atlanta. 1/10 inch of ice. on top of it. 1 to 3 inches of snowfall across the midwest. in california watching the situation there as the a potent rain system moves in. that will bring a chance, elaine for some flash flooding and mudslides. >> pamela, thank you. president trump returned to the white house sunday from a weekend retreat at camp david. he met with cabinet members, military officials, and congressional republican leaders. the president also spent some time, bashing a new best-selling book about him and his administration. here is errol barnett. >> mr. president, why focus on the fire and fury book of it's fiction. >> reporter: president trump suggested several white house staffers doubt his intelligence. this morning, mr. trump lamented he had to put up with a fake book written by a totally discredited author. >> the author is a garbage author of a garbage book.
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echoed mr. trump denouncing comments made by former chief strategist steve bannon in fire and fury. >> it's tragic and unfortunate that steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously vindictive. >> bannon released this statement saying his support is unwavering for the president, and his agenda. >> the controversial comes amid the the's request for $18 billion to build a border wall with mexico. >> we want the wall. >> he is facing resistance from democrats. >> dream act now. >> who want the status of undocumented children addressed first. senator bernie sanders? >> 77% of the american people in a recent poll suggested that they wanted to see legal status for the young people. the american people in fact do not want to spend billions of dollars on a wall. >> republican senator tom cotton.
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down the government because they can't get amnesty for illegal immigrants, then, they're going to have to defend those act gtss to the american people. >> president trump monday speaks to farmers in nashville before flying down to atlanta, to attend the college championship football game between alabama and georgia. the president also delayed his media awards until wednesday he said because of unexpected interest. elaine. >> errol, thank you. now other stories we are following in the cbs weekend news feed. a u.s. marine helicopter made an emergency landing saturday, on a beach in japan's okinawa island. officials say a problem with the helicopter's main rotor. there were four crew members on board. no one was hurt. some one from new hampshire holds last night's winning powerball ticket. it was sold at reid's market, and the jackpot nearly $560 million. it capped off a billion dollar lottery weekend.
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now, let's bring in our chief washington correspondent, and face the nation host, john dickerson. john, president trump met with republican leaders this weekend at camp david to discuss his agenda for 2018. how many of a distraction is
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fury" for that agenda? >> a momentary distraction, so the agenda hasn't really gotten under way. they were able to get their planning meeting done, at camp david. what may make it a longer distraction, and something that may be has -- more serious consequences is the president's response in talking about his fitness for office which extended by the president saying that he is a stable genius. keeps it in the storyline. that could affect the, the ability to get anything done. >> in addition to extending the distraction, potentially, what its the larger significance of the president feeling the need to defend his intelligence and mental fitness? >> well, in one sense this is just the president being the president. he is a counter puncher. so this is a predictable response that is in keeping with everything we have seen from him. but the other way of reading this its that it keeps this
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and part of the, part of the conversation. and also, shows in the response the lack of restraint and the impulsiveness that is a part of the, the -- questions people have about the president and his temperament in the office. if restraint is a presidential character as kelly anne conway said, is the president capable of exhibiting that restraint? and in this case, in response to the book, there has not been restraint. but, that will be something people have to observe. and obviously the reason that worries people its that, that the president has an extraordinary a of power in the decision he's makes. and so, lack of restraint can, can choose to, can create day situation which bad decisions are made without thinking twice. >> all right. john dickerson in washington. john, thank you. >> thanks elaine. hollywood's award season kicks into high gear tonight with the golden globes. the metoo and timesup movements came in response to sexual misconduct scandals are taking center stage. here is mireya v
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of the year golden globes is synonymous with glitz and glam. but this year, host seth meyers knows that hollywood has a lot to talk about. >> a balance. you want to talk about the elephant in the room. while also, remembering that this year is about the movies and television shows that were made. >> you can't just be funny. he need new be funny and strike the right tone. >> matthew bellany, editorial director at hollywood reporter says we will see a toned down red carpet. >> based on this new initiative to combat sexual harassment. stars and executives are showing support for the movement by wearing all black to the golden globes. it really is going to be a stark difference from some of the more out landish outfits you're typically used to seeing on the red carpet. >> actresses saying say wearing black is more than a fashion statement. they want to help start real conversations about the times up movement which was created to help address work place discrimination and sexual harassment in all industries. >> whye
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solidarity. time'sup. >> i'm wearing black to stand with the 90% of restaurant workers report they'd have experienced sexual harassment. >> we are wearing black because we want to stand with you our sisters across the globe. >> the show of force sparked by sexual assault allegations against harvey weinstein and industry heavy hitters won't end tonight. >> i really do think this is the only the beginning of what will be a season long challenge of addressing this issue while not turning it into a lecture circuit. this is the theme what is going on in hollywood what everyone is talking about reflected in the award shows up to the oscars. >> mireya villarreal, cbs news, beverly hills. off the east coast of china, rescue teams are searching for more than 30 crew members from an iranian oil tanker. missing since saturday after their ship collided with a chinese cargo ship and burst into flames. everyone aboard the chinese ship made it to safety.
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>> the quarterback made nfl playoff history this weekend throwing a touchdown pass to himself. marioto's pass was tipped by a player on the kansas city chiefs. he caught it and scored. the referees ruled it a legal catch. the wild play started an 18-point comeback victory for the titans. incredible reflexes. coming up -- many veterans exposed to blasts in combat are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. 60 minutes looks into what is being done. >> later, the crackdown on poachers who kill endangered rhinos.
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tonight on 60 minutes. a report on the impact of traumatic brain injuries suffered by combat veterans. dr. ann mckey, the chief neuropathologist at boston va tells alphonsi brain injuries from the battlefield are similar to those from the nfl football field. >> when dr. mckey autopsied, aaron hernandez, who killed
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murder, she found the most severe case of cte ever in someone under 30. now, she is seeing a similar pattern in deceased veterans. who experience a different kind of head trauma, combat blasts. of the 102 veterans brains dr. mckey examined 66 had cte. how is it that combat veteran who may be just experienced a blast has the the same type of injury? >> this blast ininjury causes tremendous ricochet or whiplash injury to the brain inside the skull. that's what gives rise off to the same changes that we see in football players as in military veterans. >> blast trauma was first recognized back in world war i. known as shell shock, poorly protected soldiers often died immediately, or went on to suffer physical and
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psychological symptoms. today, sophisticated armor allows more soldiers to walk away from an explosion. but exposure can still damage the brain. an injury that can worsen over time. >> it's not a new injury. but what's been really stumping us i think as physicians is it is not easily detectable. right? it's, you have got a lot of can't see it on the brain. that's been the gap this has been what everyone calls an invisible injury. >> still ahead, in an effort to save endangered rhinos, poachers are now the hunted. mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow. but after an electrical fire from faulty wiring,
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breathe freely fast wmy congestion's gone. i can breathe again! i can breathe again! vicks sinex... breathe on. fewer than 20,000 rhinos remain in the wild. many live in krueger national park, south africa's largest public game reserve. for the past decade. poachers have been killing off krueger's endangered rhinos at an alarming rate. rhino horns used in traditional chinese medicine, sell for thousand of dollars a pound on the black market. debora patta takes us inside the crackdown on rhino poaching. >> reporter: park rangers trained in military tactics are
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on the hunt for poachers. two suspects have just been arrested. after being caught with an ax, a rifle, and a home made silencer. the ranger wants to know who hired them to kill a rhino. this is the second attack just today. earlier, a 24-year-old poacher, who goes by zama was call the. he was surprisingly matter of fact. he poached six times, at $40,000 a horn. the park also now employs forensic detectives to help catch the poachers. investigator uses a metal detector to search for bullets matched with a poacher's gun. but of the rhino's horn was hacked off five days ago, already scavengers are feasting off the carcass. >> bring that metal detector here. >> reporter: theen
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scene but haven't managed to find any bullets making it almost impossible to hold any one accountable for this. but now there is a new court inside the krueger game research. and even being caught with a weapon can carry a stiff penalty. organized crime prosecutor. >> the court is purely for environmental cases. we don't have to compete with rape cases, murder cases, them. cases. >> reporter: there are 22 poaching cases on the roll today. this man faces up to 40 years in jail for killing an endangered black rhino. this zero tolerance approach seems to be having some effect. over the past year, the number of rhinos shot in the krueger park has dropped from 3 to 1 a day. debora patta, cbs news, krueger park, south africa. up next, a teenage girl creates a social media solution for kids looking for lunch buddies. and it's catching on.
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we end tonight with an app of kindness. it's called sit with us. connects schoolkids who feel bully and rejected with lunch buddies. as jamie yuccas reports the inclusive app created by a teenage girl who has been there. lunchtime bullying. >> you going to eat this? >> is a common hollywood plot line. >> you can't sit with us! >> but also painful reality in cafeterias throughout the nation. >> i ate lunch alone every day. pushed into lockers. >> reporter: a reality, natalie hampton, high school senior in california knows all about. >> i was physically attacked three times in two weeks. and i came home sobbing with bleeding red scratch marks. >> reporter: natalie switch schools.
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with her. >> so many people walked back and forth in front of my table. all i wanted to hear was are you okay, come sit with us. >> reporter: the four words sparked an idea. and eventually an app. if you go to the search tab. it gives you a whole list of the lunches you can join in your school without any fear of rejection. >> reporter: she created sit with us app free off to download. private to use. it connects kids in need of come of pane with welcoming students. >> come sit with us! >> come sit with us! >> the app has 100,000 users in eight countries. >> come sit with us? >> giving natalie a mega phone for her message. >> i be can to think. >> an outspoken leader of the anti-bullying movement. speaking at conferences even gave a ted talk. >> i was seen for the first time of in two years, and it saved my life. >> reporter: the app and message to been collusive is inspiring other students like 8th grader lola clark. >> i've seen you.
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of times. >> she created a sit with us club at her school. since they don't allow cell phones. >> why do you think people join? >> because they don't have a place to sit at lunch. a lot of them. have a really good time. >> never exactly the same as everyone else. >> colwin brainard is one of the members. >> sit with us. people sort of you can connect with if you are a little different. feel look you are part of something. >> do you feel different in school? >> i've don't feel like different in a bad way. i feel different in a good way. >> for natalie hampton the success of sit with us has given her a new purpose. >> what's your favorite tv shows? >> uniting fellow students one lunch period at a time. >> using my story to help others has given me strength and confidence that i never knew i had. that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news
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little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano. welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. for millions living up and down the east coast, the deadly arctic blast that's burst water pipes and snarled travel is coming to a close. this morning the temperature is finally rising. but bringing with it snow, sleet and freezing rain. we'll have your overnight news forecast in a minute. first, some of sunday morning's record lows. minus three in atlantic city, new jersey. breaking the record set 1884. minus 10 in hartford, connecticut. where it hasn't been this cold since 1912. boston hit two below zero, the coldest january 7 since 196.
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chill. >> reporter: stinging temperatures continued sunday from south carolina to maine. >> no one anticipated it would get this cold and stay this cold this long. >> new york city issued a code blue for the homeless. shelters open to any one in need and they added 450 new beds. ceo of new york city rescue mission, craig mays. it's been demanding on us. and life and death for those on the streets. roim airlines resumed flights after thousands of cancellations. a walter main break at jfk airport sunday created another mess. in dorcester, massachusetts flames at a five alarm fire burst out of a triple decker home frozen in ice. thick icicles weighed down power lines as firefighters frosted over during the fight. in the nation's capital. power outages and ruptured pipes are delaying of start of classes at howard univsi
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>> don't want students to go, start freezing. takes away from the learning environment. in boston, an obstacle. rivers full of floating ice chunked. with gusts of winds more than 100 miles an hour. new hampshire mount washington was the coldest place in the country on saturday. >> right now up to 14 degrees below zero. with a 55 below wind chill outside. really cold. instead of bone chilling cold, out there, on the summit this morning. >> reporter: here in new york city, today, the low was a bitter 5 degrees. but the wind chill felt like minus 4. on monday, things are looking up.
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climb above freezing. elaine. >> meg, thank you. for more on the frigid weather we turn to meteorologist pamela gardner of our cbs boston station, wbz. pamela. elaine, record cold once again for the sunday morning burlington, vermont, 20 below zero. in boston, we tied the record which was 2 below. and forecast highs for monday, little milder. we'll have high temperatures finally above freezing from showing to minneapolis, philly right on the dot, freezing. snow, ice, freezing rain. and rain farther to the south. the wintery mess here that will move across the midsection of the country through monday
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ice accumulation can be expected, louisville, sherry lot, atlanta. tenth inch of ice accumulation on top of it. one to three inches of snowfall across the midwest. in california watching the situation there as the a potent rain system moves in. that will bring a chance, elaine for some flash flooding and mudslides. >> pamela, thank you. president trump returned to the white house sunday from a weekend retreat at camp david. he met with cabinet members, military officials, and congressional republican leaders. the president also spent some time, bashing a new best-selling book about him and his administration. here is errol barnett. >> mr. president, why focus on the fire and fury book of it's fiction. >> reporter: returning from camp david, preside
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several white house staffers doubt his intelligence. this morning, mr. trump lamented he had to put up with a fake book written by a totally discredited author. >> the author is a garbage author of a garbage book. >> senior adviser steven miller echoed mr. trump denouncing comments made by former chief strategist steve bannon in fire and fury. >> it's tragic and unfortunate that steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously vindictive. >> bannon released this statement saying his support is unwavering for the president, and his agenda. >> on twitter, the president called the author, michael wolf, a total loser, and bannon begged for his job. now sloppy steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. in an interview this morning with the bbc, wolf stand by the content of his book and believes its revelations could ultimately harm the trump presidency. >> the story that i have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do this job, the emperor has no clothes.
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are going, oh, my god, it's true. he has no clothes. that's the background to, to the perception and the understanding that we'll finally end this presidency. the controversy comes amid the president's request for $18 billion to build a border wall with mexico. >> we want the wall. >> he is facing resistance from democrats. >> dream act now. >> who want the status of undocumented children addressed first. >> we will build a great wall along the southern border. and mexico will pay for the wall. top democrat nancy plesy called the $18 billion in funding alarming. and urged party members to speak out. since the trump administration ended daca, deferred action for childhood arrivals program, democratic leaders have been negotiatg
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passing the dream act, a more permanent solution. in a statement, senate minlt whip said the border wall demand is outrageous and makes government shutdown more likely. adding the white house was putting its entire wish list of hard line anti-immigrant bills on the backs of these young people. senator bernie sanders. >> 77% of the american people in a recent poll suggested that they wanted to see legal status for the young people. the american people in fact do not want to spend billions of dollars on a wall. >> republican senator tom cotton. >> if the democrats want to shut down the government because they can't get amnesty for illegal immigrants, then, they're going to have to defend those actions to the american people. >> president trump monday speaks to farmers in nashville before flying down to atlanta, to attend the college championship football game between alabama and georgia. the president also delayed his media awards until wednesday he said because of unexpected interest.
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states that have legalized marijuana are under a cloud of confusion. now that the justice department has done an about face on the plant. attorney general jeff sessions ended the obama era policy of hand off when it comes to marijuana. sessions calls marijuana use a serious crime that could be prosecuted under federal law. barry peterson has a look. >> reporter: a seen of marijuana's growing acceptance. during the drug wars, in the 1980s and 90s, stoners were afraid of cops. but at this workshop held in sacramento, volunteers are showing law enforcement, what it looks like when they're too high to drive. >> how would you explain the difference when you have the
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>> it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana but no definitive roadside test for impairment, ♪ ♪ breathalyzer for alcohol. so an arrest is often a cop's judgment call. and, one of the policemen. >> some of the things i would look for, some of the things that our test subjects showed, which is, you know, difficulty following my instructions ai gave them. short term memory loss, consistent end with marijuana. >> legal marijuana, results we're not sure of yet. >> this attorney started the program in colorado, when pot for recreational use became legal. but now, what he learned in colorado is being tault in other states. like, california. where legal recreational pot went on sale last week. >> we don't want people who are, lawfully doing something, be arrested, when they aren't impaired. >> we don't want them driving on the road either? >> we don't want them driving on the road. >> little over five years ago, colorado voted for what was
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legal recreational pot. it was the first state where recreational pot went on sale with long lines and 2014. colorado's experience, still drives the national debate. recreational pot its now legal in eight states, plugs d.c. 21 additional states, now allow marijuana, for medical use. you might think by now the debate over marijuana, good or bad would be diminishing. not so. even as more states are allowing marijuana, opponents now think they have their best chance ever of shutting all of this down. this past week, attorney general, jeff sessions, told the nation's u.s. attorneys, they're free to prosecute those selling pot in states even where it is legal.
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a reversal of the policy under president obama. it is unclear who if any u.s. attorneys will change their hand off attitude about legal marijuana. and, sessions drew angry fire from his own party, including colorado's republican senator, cory gardner who said, sessions went back on a promise to leave colorado's legalized pot business alone. >> this is about a decision by the state of colorado and we were told that states rights would be protected. >> the sessions move has given encouragement to anti-marijuana groups who are putting up billboards in colorado. the state is not better off with legal pot says seven sebet president of the bipartisan group, smart approaches to marijuana which supports a decrease in marijuana use. >> we are reintroducing new big tobacco of our time. big marijuana with the promotions they're putting out there. >> sebet ath
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increase in pot related duis and traffic fatalities. but, state officials warn that, it's too soon to know if that its a trend or just better reporting by police. and, sebet says lobbyists want spot so pervasive you could even smoke it in restaurants. >> we haven't had smoking in restaurants in 30, 40 years. >> i've dent know any body lobbying for smoking in restaurants. denver, colorado ordinance, talking about you can smoke. >> happy to introduce you to the d.c. lobbyists that have that on their list. >> they're not doing it here. i live here. >> well, there are people that are advocating for that. use by teenagers may be the hottest hot button issue. in a letter to colorado's governor last year a. toern general sessions cited a federal study showing marijuana use by young people in the state increased 20% since legalization in 2014.
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track use through 2016, and eventually showed a decline of 13.5%. in colorado, particularly, we work well across the aisle. >> colorado attorney jen ram cynthia kauffman, also a republican, owe posed legalized recreational pot. but thinks a shutdown by sessions is ate bad idea. >> i look at this as the a state's right issue. coloradans hatch made the choice to legalize marijuana. i would not support the federal government come offing in and reversing that decision for us. >> she says, there are problems. a black market still exists, and pot gets illegally shipped across state lines. >> so, i would say, we are some where in, in between -- great success and, abslult failure. and, we're laining towards success.
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marijuana in america -- has become a roaring success. the legal cannabis industry projected to reach $10.8 billion in sale this year. more than the sales of ice cream, or baby diapers. and pot could provide as many as 177,000 jobs. more than double the number of jobs in the coal in dus treech. and judging by this pot trade show in oakland, california, there are a lot more jobs to come. in areas outside of pot. like what nick denacola sells, insurance. >> anything standard business would need. we specialize in the cannabis base. >> this is insurance general motors buys? >> yes. she co-founded hello md for online matching of patients with medical resources. her personal story its about an
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addiction to opioids, she ended by switching to marijuana. >> for a country that seems gripped in what we call the opioid epidemic, what its the lesson here? >> so the lesson here is that, this its a viable alternative. to an enormous problem that is gripping our entire country. it worked for me. and you could stay it is anecdotal. yet we are hearing from these people every day. this is changed my life. >> here again, what could be another lesson to learn from colorado. where opioid use has fallen since legal recreational pot was allowed. bultd experts say, those numbers need more research. and someday, haley tugas might be one of those mare na researchers. sheaf took california amy first ever college course in marijuana. tault at the university of california, davis.
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>> among discussions marijuana's potential to ease pain. >> what would we lose in terms of medical potential if marijuana was banned? >> i think we would really be doing an injustice to a lot of patients. >> but without extensive research. a lot of pot's value remains more of a hopeful perception. other perceptions in colorado, are true. yes, there really are more pot shops than starbucks. some are not. it is against the law to smoke pot in public. and rarely do you see some one doing that. and some perceptions are worth noting. colorado, attorney general kauffman, who says -- the people have spoken. >> do you think that they will come when colorado will basically roll back what it has ne
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legalization? >> i've don't know. i don't see that happening. i think, probably more people would street for -- for legalization if they've had that opportunity. >> now than last time. >> now than last time.
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rick hall. anthony mason has his story. >> it was the music factory that produced hits from wilson picket. >> one, two, three. >> aretha franklin. ♪ you're no good >> and eta james. ♪ i'd rather be blind boy >> reporter: fame studios founded in the 1950s by rick hall gave birth to a new sound for rock 'n' roll. named for the small northern alabama town where fame is still located. muscle shoals. >> i heard entertainers and producers tell me we got some kind of sound here they can't get anywhere else. they have to come here. it's that sold, deep, down, into your stomach, coming up out of your gut, coming up out of your heart, that's that muscle shoals sound. >> wreck hall died this week at the age of 85. cbs's mark strassmann toured fame's studios with hall last year.
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>> why muscle shoals? >> well i couldn't get a gig in new york city, couldn't get a gig in memphis, tennessee. couldn't get a gig in nashville tennessee which is 120 miles up the road. and, so i said, well, i'm going to build myself a studio and cut some hit records. >> hall's muscle shoals sound often teamed white session musicians with black singers. all while recording in the still segregated deep south. >> while george wall as was making a statement of, of -- segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever. i was in this studio, and muscle shoals, cutting a round of 1,000 dancers on wilson peck it. >> in 1968, hall gave dwayne alman a shot using him on wilson picket's version of hey jude. ♪ ♪ hey jude ♪
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♪ the muscle shoals sound spread as mothers opened studios in the area. with acts like the rolling stones. >> what's your name? little girl ♪ >> leonard skinard. >> and paul simon. all recording hits in northern alabama. in 2015, we visited fame studios. with singer songwriter, jason isbell where he recorded something more than free. ♪ you were singing that night by yourself ♪ >> isbell who grew up a few miles from muscle shoals, has deep connections to the studio. and to rick hall. >> what does it mean to you to come here? >> a really big deal. i mean the gateway to everything we wanted to do. >> reporter: after hearing of hall's death, isbell tweeted. rick hall and his family gave me my first job in the music business. and nobody in the industry ever worked harder than rick.
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nobody. american music wouldn't be the same without his contributions. ♪ ♪
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